Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has not won a UEFA Champions League without Lionel Messi despite all the funds the Premier League side has spent to win the competition.
Nonetheless, Guardiola has reached the semifinals and finals in the Champions League over the last two seasons but didn’t win the trophy.
In an interview with BT Sport’s Rio Ferdinand, the Spanish manager was asked to respond to critics who have stated that the Manchester City boss cannot win the Champions League without Messi.
“These are the facts you know; I won two Champions League with Leo, yeah with Messi, that is a fact,” Guardiola said. “But the point is not that because of trying and we tried.
We’ve got to the semifinals for nothing. We’re not another semifinal. We got to a final. We qualify again and try; if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work … It’s important what you do to try to win. This is the most important thing for us.”
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